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Debbie Marie Kanehira

Agent

Real Estate Consultant, California Real Estate Broker

10 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

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10/23/2014 - superherbe
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Brea, CA.

Debbie is an amazing realtor! I would highly recommend her (and have already recommended her to my friends) for any real estate needs. I engaged Debbie in order to purchase a rental property in the OC area. As this was my first rental property, I had a lot of questions for her. Prior to figuring out which rental property to look for, Debbie spent a lot of time explaining the differences between getting a rental property and a primary home. She also explained the areas to target which have a strong rental market. After speaking with her, I felt a lot more knowledgeable and was excited to start looking!

When showing me potential rental houses, Debbie provided me a broad spectrum of houses. This allowed me to get a very good understanding of not only the types of houses I could get, but also the locations I would be able to target with my budget. She also explained to me the difference between getting a house that would be better for the short-term (I would be able to get a high rental amount for the property) and long-term (a house where I would potentially get slightly less rental income, but the property had higher upside in terms of appreciation). It was very helpful as I was able to weigh my options and decide on what investment strategy was ideal for me.

After finding the rental property I wanted, Debbie worked very hard to close the sale. The seller wasn’t the easiest to work with as there were several things he promised to fix prior to the closing of the sale. Unfortunately, the seller failed to fix the things he promised on several occasions. Debbie worked closely with the seller’s agent to ensure everything was fixed to our standards. It took three attempts for the seller to finally get everything fixed and Debbie was unwavering in her attentiveness to get everything fixed. This was greatly appreciated! Additionally, after the appraisal report came in, the property sales price was slightly higher than the appraised value. As such, Debbie was able to successfully negotiate the selling price down to appraised value even with the troublesome seller.

When we finally closed on the property, Debbie was also very helpful as she recommended contractors to me and also gave me suggestions on how to make the property more desirable to renters. This included changing lighting, landscaping, painting and other great suggestions. Her suggestions were excellent and definitely made the house a lot more modern and desirable after I incorporated them. I will definitely work with Debbie again in the future and I would recommend her to anyone!

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08/27/2014 - user55953955
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Brea, CA.

Debbie is the cream of the crop in terms of realtors. She's very cognizant of her clients needs and tastes and is mindful of this when helping them find the perfect home. Her time, diligence, patience and dedication to her craft are second to none. As we were shopping for our first home, we were initially nervous and overwhelmed with the process. Debbie made it as exciting, fun and enjoyable process that it could have possibly been. She is a consummate professional and her passion and love for her career really shine through. She helped us find the perfect home within our budget within a very short period of time. I would recommend her to anyone shopping for or selling a home.

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07/10/2014 - metalvalencia
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Lake Forest, CA.

Debbie was very helpful during our first time home buyer process. She really made sure everything was in our best interest and did her best to assure we were getting the best deal in today's housing market. My wife and I were both very busy during this process but she was able to accommodate to our schedule and make our first time home buyer a wonderful experience. She also gave us home improvement advise.

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06/16/2014 - zuser20140616141316758
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Westminster, CA.

Debbie helped me purchase my first home in February. She is incredibly generous with her time and very thoughtful throughout the process. Debbie took the time to educate me on the home purchasing process - from financing to assessing the condition of the home. As a first time buyer, she walked me through the process and catered to my crazy work schedule. She provided procedural guidance and recommendations but was never pushy. I would not hesitate to work with Debbie again and highly recommend her services.

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06/10/2014 - ketchuprules
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Torrance, CA.

I cannot put into words how amazing our experience with Debbie was. She helped my husband and I buy our dream home as well as sell our first home. I was most impressed with her ability to read people and situations. She often could anticipate what the other party was looking for and gave us great advice throughout the whole process. We could also tell how connected she was. she's built up a great network; often times she knew the other party's agent and she was able to provide contacts for anything we needed. Debbie's expertise in real estate was also apparent throughout our experience. She definitely helped us navigate all the rules very easily. She was also super responsive and answered questions almost immediately - having quick answers reduced a lot of our stress. And I also loved how organized she was. Important key dates were uploaded to a calendar for us so we always knew what the next steps were. But most importantly, we could tell she genuinely cared about finding the right home for us with a price tag we were comfortable with. We highly recommend Debbie!

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02/08/2014 - kathrynshroff
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.0M in Tustin, CA.

We initially met Debbie when she served as the listing agent when we purchased our home in Tustin. We were so impressed with her that we hired her 2 two years later to list the home again! Debbie is detailed, passionate, and understanding. She is also a great negotiator and is able to think outside the box. She makes the whole process as smooth as possible. We received multiple offers on our home and ultimately sold it above listing price in less than a month. We would definitely use Debbie again for any real estate transactions.

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02/05/2014 - pennylane620
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.0M in Tustin, CA.

If you are looking for a remarkable experience with a particularly intelligent and committed agent, Debbie Marie is your best bet. Without a doubt, and not for a second, did she fail to provide me with an extraordinary home buying encounter. Due to an emergency in my family, I was forced to fly to New York, staying out of town for more than three weeks. My agent made herself available, from moment to moment, negotiating on my behalf, to make my dream home, my reality! On the phone, via email, all my documents got signed and notarized. Funds were transferred and correctly deposited, Despite the pressure of time and the inconvenience of time differences, that is, between New York and California, she made it all happen. It is with my sincere appreciation that I write this splendid review for a "SPLENDID" person.

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01/27/2014 - neenee828
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Woodbridge, Irvine, CA.

Debbie is 5 stars all around. She is very knowledgeable, professional, personable, and has amazing work ethic! She helped me close my first home, where we had a very difficult seller. Because she is so on top of everything, dedicated, and followed through with every little detail, we were able to close right on time. If Debbie were not my realtor, I could have easily lost my house, but she fought for me every step of the way and we got it. I have friends who bought homes around the same time as me, and my experience with Debbie was by far better than my friends realtors. If you want the BEST then I suggest you pick Debbie to be your realtor.

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01/22/2014 - mpeng11
Bought a home in 2013.

WE LOVED WORKING WITH DEBBIE!! My sister and I were first time home buyers who knew nothing about the process. Debbie was recommended to us by one of our coworkers, and was amazing to work with! After an initial phone call to discuss what we were looking for, she picked out so many great options it was difficult to decide the perfect fit. She was very knowledgeable, flexible with our busy schedules, and also closed a deal for us at a lower price than we had initially planned on offering. The best part was that she kept us informed and up-to-date throughout the entire process, and made herself available for our many questions. I'd recommend Debbie to anyone looking to for a realtor!

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12/14/2013 - aynako949
Sold a Townhouse home in 2013 in Woodbridge, Irvine, CA.

We sold our condo in Irvine a few months ago. We were on the market for about 3 months, had multiple offers, and when we accepted an offer it even closed ahead of schedule. Debbie is 5 stars when it comes to real estate. She’s intelligent, dedicated, creative, and thoughtful with a wealth of resources and knowledge. To complement her strong intellectual and real estate business aptitude, her emotional IQ and people skills are exceptional. You want a patient, honest realtor who can read people, communicate and negotiate well. She has the full package and is a person you want on your team. She was on top of things the whole time and followed up with us often to make sure we were up to speed with what’s going on now and where we were headed next. Her extensive connections and great network allowed for quick and dependable recommendations. She truly loves her job and is committed to serving the best interests of her client. For all these reasons and many more, I highly recommend her services and would seek her services again.

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